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Equity Drinks to include police chief in public discussion on rifle purchases

by (Jeremy Moore)

Submitted 12-29-2015 under NEWS

Equity Drinks is focusing on developing a network for people who identify as working to advance equity in Grand Rapids. We believe understanding the complexity of those doing the work sets a foundation for action. In August of 2014, Equity...

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Race and Equity workshop to compile strategic recommendations for City of Grand Rapids

by (kylenlim)

Submitted 12-22-2015 under OPINION

Kyle Lim is Co-chair for the Race and Equity Subcommittee for the 2016 Neighborhood Summit.   Recently, Grand Rapids has made a number of top 10 lists. Unfortunately, more than a few have been for its poor record on issues of racial equity. A...

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Public Library to host #RacisminGR discussion

by (averym92)

Submitted 11-10-2015 under NEWS

The fourth part of the community discussions about race in the Grand Rapids community will be taking place at the Grand Rapids Public Library Main Campus downtown. The discussion will be starting at 6:30 on November 16 and is free and open to...

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Building equity, opportunity in greater Grand Rapids

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 11-10-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Signs of renaissance abound in the City of Grand Rapids. Cranes and construction dominate the urban heart of downtown. The city is on track to recover all of its pre-recession population and now claims one of the nation’s strongest real estate...

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ACLU to bring conversation on police practices to Wealthy Theatre

by (ACLU of Michiga...)

Submitted 10-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

On October 28 at 6:30 p.m., the Western Branch of the Michigan ACLU, along with our friends and partners in the fight for justice, is hosting an event at the Wealthy Theatre, titled “Avoiding the next Ferguson: A discussion on policing and community...

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Community Challenge aims to promote economic equity and increase neighborhood business growth, sustainability

by (jamiel_robinson)

Submitted 09-29-2015 under OPINION

Earlier this year Grand Rapids was listed in a Forbes article as 51st out of 52 as worst places economically for African Americans. One of the indicators used was self-employed (Business ownership) coupled with data from economist Manuel Pastor...

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How We Grow: The inertia of the lone call to action

by (Jeremy Moore)

Submitted 09-10-2015 under VOICES

“…But do not struggle for the Dreamers. Hope for them. Pray for them, if you are so moved. But do not pin your struggle on their conversion. The Dreamers will have to learn to struggle themselves, to understand that the field for their...

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Local Black Lives Matter chapter brings learning home from international retreat

by (Kyd Kane)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Black Lives Matter hosted its first international retreat on the Wayne State University campus in Detroit, Mich on June 18, during the Allied Media Conference. Twenty-six chapters, including Black Lives Matter Grand Rapids (BLM GR), were in...

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Auburn Hills: Anatomy of shielding

by (kylenlim)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The story of Auburn Hills is a story of triumph - where in the face of fear and unfamiliarity, our community saw the creation of a new space, an integrated space. This series documents this important piece of our city’s history, and includes...

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Inclusion: Moving our community from diversity to being "upstanders"

by (Grand Rapids Co...)

Submitted 03-31-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Not quite since our founding, but for the last few decades, Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF) has been working on helping our community be more diverse and racially equitable. Our grantmaking has long been focused on helping underserved and/...

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